A total of 600 women, including widows in Nasarawa received various cash donations to start businesses of their own to enable them become self-reliant.
The national chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of Buhari Charity Organisation (BCO), Abuja, Suleiman Modibbo Masaka, who made this known yesterday in Keffi while briefing newsmen on the year 2017 plan of the group, said the organisation has disbursed N6 million to empower widows, orphans and the needy to enable them to be self-reliant and to contribute their quota to national development.
“We have been assisting widows, orphans, students with cash in different parts of the country. For example, in the previous year, over 300 women in Garki district of the FCT benefited from us. I want to disclose to you also that last year, the organization disbursed N6million to 600 women in Keffi zone of Nasarawa State to enable them start businesses of their own and to be self-reliant,” he added.
During the distribution, he said a woman got N200,000 and some got N100,000, N50,000 and N20,000 each respectively. “Some women engaged themselves in frying akara, selling soft drinks and pure water among other businesses,” he stated.
He urged wealthy individuals in the society not to relent in their efforts toward assisting the needy.
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